The f(x)=e^x | AI and a Thriving Digital Future

The f(x)=e^x | AI and a Thriving Digital Future
👋 Hi, I am Mark. I am a strategic futurist and innovation keynote speaker. I advise governments and enterprises on emerging technologies such as AI or the metaverse. My subscribers receive a free weekly newsletter on cutting-edge technology.

ChatGPT's joke of the week:

Why don't AI tutors fear the 'model collapse' in their future?

Because they think even if they mess up, it's still a 'class' act!

Unlocking the Digital Future:

7 Transformative Principles for Thriving in an Evolving Technological Landscape

My latest article:

Understanding how to navigate this evolving landscape is paramount as we stand on the precipice of an unprecedented digital transformation. My latest article is an attempt to shed light on this critical aspect.

This article is a deep dive into seven transformative principles crucial for success and survival in the rapidly changing digital age. It covers areas such as long-term thinking in AI, the necessity of lifelong learning, the power of collaboration, the criticality of data protection, and more.

Each principle is analysed in-depth, with practical insights on effectively applying these to personal growth, business success, and societal betterment. We all have a stake in shaping our digital future. It's a shared journey of growth, learning, and adaptation.

I invite you to read, ponder, and join the conversation to ensure a thriving digital future.

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Useful Nuggets of Information

My weekly tips from around the web to get you thinking.

1. The tug-of-war between Big Tech, AI, and humanity's future.

Tech behemoths Microsoft and Alphabet/Google's accelerating AI prowess pose risks, including job losses and privacy invasion. To prevent a dystopian future, the adoption of individual data rights, strengthened privacy regulations, and a graduated corporate tax system is crucial, thereby curbing Big Tech's monopolistic power and encouraging AI as a tool to augment human capabilities. (NY Times)

2. Revolutionising classrooms: Unleashing AI's potential.

Educators utilise AI, such as ChatGPT, for diverse roles, including tutoring and coaching, transforming educational experiences. Despite its challenges, AI holds immense promise for personalised, responsible learning, ushering in a hopeful era in education. (One Useful Thing)

3. Size isn't everything: MIT’s mini AI outperforms giants!

MIT researchers have engineered smaller language models that surpass their larger counterparts, shattering the notion that bigger is always better. They harnessed a concept called "textual entailment" and a self-training technique, resulting in AI that understands and processes natural language remarkably well, even without human-generated labels. Not only do these compact models perform impressively, but they also offer solutions that are more efficient, privacy-preserving, and robust. This breakthrough could reshape the AI landscape, proving that quality can indeed trump size. (MIT)

4. AI's echo chamber threatens generative AI's future.

Researchers warn that the influx of AI-generated content could cause 'model collapse', where AI models progressively misinterpret reality. Solutions include preserving human-generated datasets and regularly introducing fresh human content. (VentureBeat)

Every child can now have a Superhuman tutor.

The future of education has a new face, Synthesis Tutor, an AI tool developed by Synthesis, Elon Musk's SpaceX initiative's offshoot. Developed with DARPA researchers who created the first superhuman digital tutor for the US military, it now brings personalised AI tutoring to the public. (LinkedIn)

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